Alex Cameron - ATUNE Health Centres  - Psychologist

Background
I graduated from The University of Newcastle in 2012 with a Bachelor of Psychology. Since then I
have gained counselling and psychotherapy experience as a psychologist with individuals and
groups in the employment industry, a private psychiatric hospital, and private practice.

Areas of Interest
• “Mental Health Diagnoses”: Anxiety, Depressive, Trauma, and Personality Disorders
• “Common Problems of Daily Living”: E.g. worry, low motivation, self-esteem issues, unhealthy
guilt, shame, and anger, perfectionism, people pleasing, procrastination, assertiveness issues,
lack of self-discipline with healthy lifestyle patterns, difficulties adjusting to new life
circumstances, forming and maintaining healthy relationships/ending unhealthy ones.

*I accept referrals for adults and older teens under Medicare, WorkCover, and DVA.

Treatment Philosophy
There are a number of different approaches within the CBT tradition and the one that best
explains the way I work is known as REBT which was originated by Dr. Albert Ellis in the
mid-1950s and is the longest established approach within CBT.

I have extensive and advanced training in the theory and practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
(CBT) with the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and am an
Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. I have been deemed a suitably
qualified CBT/REBT therapist, supervisor, and trainer which means I have high levels skills in the use of
CBT and REBT for the benefit of my clients and can supervise and train people professionally to
become proficient in these forms of psychotherapy.

I can help you to understand how the way you think, feel, and act affects your well-being. I believe
that psychological therapy is educational and collaborative. I encourage people to adopt the
philosophical attitude that “it is not events that upset us, but our view of them”. Where possible
and appropriate, I like to bring a sense of humour to my work with people.

If you’re interested, you can read more about REBT here: albertellis.org/rebt-cbt-therapy/

Services
Ongoing therapy:
• This is for you if you think you need time to effectively deal with your issues.
Single-Session Therapy:
• This is for you if you have a specific issue that can be tackled in a focused way and
you want to deal with it as quickly as possible. The key objective of SST is to help you
get unstuck and move on with your life as quickly as possible.
Groups:
• This is for you if you want to engage in therapy with others whom have similar issues.

Personal Life
I am heavily influenced by Stoic philosophy in my personal life and I try to “put it into practice” as
much as humanly possible - regularly reminding myself what I do and don’t have control over and
meditating on my own mortality. I love getting involved in a good television series with my wife,
listening to music, keeping active, reading other kinds of philosophy, and have an interest in
learning about war history.

I endeavour to do further study in the field of psychology in the coming years, however, I am very
content happily raising a young family at the moment.